Downtown

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Socialists Move To Kick Out Alderman Who Voted For Lightfoot’s Budget — But ‘In Order To Win, You Have To Negotiate,’ He Says

“Respectfully, no organization can decide who is and isn’t a socialist,” Ald. Andre Vasquez said. “I think many of my comrades and I all share the same goals, but we may differ on the approaches to get there, and that’s ok.”

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Coronavirus Kills 155 More Illinoisans As 11,832 Cases Reported

In Chicago, 40 deaths and 3,542 confirmed cases were reported since Tuesday.

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There’s Still Time To Change Holiday Plans, Officials Plead: ‘Better To Have A Zoom Thanksgiving Than An ICU Christmas’

It's not too late to change your plans, officials said. They fear Thanksgiving dinners could turn into superspreader events that will result in many more people becoming sick and dying.

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Vista Tower, Chicago’s Third Tallest Building, Gets A New Name: St. Regis Chicago

The yet-to-open skyscraper at 363 E. Wacker Drive is also partnering with the famed Alinea Group.

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With No Help From D.C., Indie Music Venues Launch Virtual Concerts To Help Save Struggling Clubs

The weekly virtual concerts will feature local artists performing from empty Chicago venues to raise money for a new emergency relief fund.

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Give Local 2020: Here Are Mutual Aid Groups And Nonprofits Where You Can Give — Or Receive — Help Over The Holidays

These 20 initiatives across Chicago have provided food, protective equipment, money, technical assistance and other support to neighborhood residents in need over the past eight months.

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$94 Million Property Tax Hike Is Coming After Divided Council Votes Yes

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2021 pandemic budget and tax hike were approved Tuesday in the closest budget vote since the 1980s.

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Coronavirus Kills 125 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To 11,677

Among the most recent victims were 43 people in Cook County, including two women and one man in their 30s. At least 11,677 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.

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Winners Chosen To Design Huge Research Hub In New ‘The 78’ Neighborhood

The $7 billion “The 78” mega-development will include retail, a hotel, restaurants and up to 10,000 units of housing along the Chicago River.